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Meaning of futile

fu•tile

Pronunciation: (fyt'l, fy'tīl), [key]
— adj.
  1. incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: Attempting to force-feed the sick horse was futile.
  2. trifling; frivolous; unimportant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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